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How life reemerges from cataclysms

Credit: Smithsonian Institution;  A trilobite fossil from the Ordovician period, from about 485 million to 443 million years ago.


What is the recovery pattern of lifeforms after natural cataclysms 

Scientists at Stanford University have discovered a surprising pattern of how life reemerges from cataclysms. Research published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B shows that the usual rules of body size evolution change not only during mass extinctions but also during the subsequent recovery.

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